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Hyundai Becomes First Company to Mass Produce Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars US News

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Prices will have to down before fuel cars become mainstream.

Motor Co. announced Tuesday it has become the first company to mass production of a hydrogen cell-powered vehicle, with a of having the first cars hit streets early next

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The company plans to 15 of its ix35 vehicles to the Municipality of Denmark, over the next few and wants to get 1,000 of its vehicles on the by 2015. Those vehicles be leased to private companies and Hyundai hopes to start the car to consumers sometime in 2015.

Frank Ahrens, vice of global corporate communications the company, says the rollout is in Europe because they a better hydrogen gas station in place. With prices per in the upper $100,000s per car, the emits only water as its exhaust—is too expensive for general right now, he says. The hopes to bring the price of cell cars down to $50,000 by the time they’re to sell to consumers.

Is this the car of the future, we don’t know, but we it’ll be one of them, he says. We it’s time to get these out on the and in front of people’s faces.

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Fuel vehicles use hydrogen gas combined oxygen from the environment to electricity in what is known as the cell stack, which powers a quiet electric The only waste product is vapor or a few water droplets. The of Energy notes that cell vehicles have the to significantly reduce our dependence on oil and lower harmful emissions contribute to climate change.

Hyundai has been developing its fuel cell technology 1998, but until recently powered by the technology would cost more than $1 Experts say the long-promised technology one day replace internal combustion but public concerns about and government indecision about alternative fuel vehicle be most appropriate for the U.S. have slowed things

Battery makers and fuel makers have faced a where every two years the or the government switches the flavor the First it was batteries, then cells, then it was ethanol, David Friedman, deputy of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Vehicles Program. That a lot of market uncertainty for companies—funding has up and down as public perceptions gone up and down.

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Hyundai’s vehicle can be refueled in the same amount of time as it to refuel a gasoline car, has a top of 100 miles per hour, goes 0-60 mph in 12.5 seconds, and can 365 miles on a single tank of

Hydrogen gas can be created in a number of of which use carbon emissions at the of creation. The cheapest and, to Ahrens, least attractive is reforming natural gas to create gas, which has a higher output than anyone like. Others are working on hydrogen fuel by electrifying and in California people are experimenting extracting hydrogen from waste as water treatment

It doesn’t take a lot of money to a new hydrogen station, he says. releasing these in Europe they have a hydrogen United States] has to have the to do it.

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